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Download IL2 Missions Big Yanni Rescue 045

Download IL2 Missions Big Yanni Rescue 045

An 'ozzie' WWII adventure

Well Mate what a mission.
I wasn't sure whether I'd find big Yanni
Then I saw that Jap firing on his aircraft so I knew he was in trouble.
Fortunately I had the little Bastard in my sights and knew I could take him out on the first pass. So I waited till I could see the whites of his eyes and let him have it!!! …
even through in some rockets for good measure.
Sorry about the monkey's on that one…
I think we should name the creator after the little bugger…
What do you recon?

Anyway as I was coming round the Island when I saw the Jap's had sent out a landing barge full of soldiers. So I figured I'd better take those buggers out as well.
Again hate to say it but what perfect flying...
I had them lined them up and waited to see if they would jump ship…
I know… I thought I'd be kind and give them a chance… what can I say…
Can't believe they didn't jump ship but instead the crazy bastards opened up on me!!! The bloody nerve… I mean how dare they… they should know better than to argue with three 0 bloody three #)#
…anyway gave them a quick burst on the machine guns, then cannon and thought what the hell so I fired off a couple of rockets for good measure…

Mate all I can say is there is going to be a lot of happy fish tonight!

Just when I thought it was all over, out of nowhere two Ack Ack's opened up on me and to top it off… the Jap's had sent out a float plane loaded with bombs. The Cheeky Buggers…
All I can say is that big Yanni must off stirred, the buggers up something chronic because I recon half the Japanese army was after him…

I know… I hate to say it… but once again brilliant flying by yours truly…
Dodged the flak and swung round to come right astern on the Jap. I quickly fired a short burst into Jap's aircraft but all that did was wake the bugger up and he started firing back…
He must have been one of the kamikaze chaps…
He dropped his bomb load and I had laugh, because he almost took out his own men below. After that I had no choice but to use the cannon and besides I was closing too fast to mess around, didn't want to end up having a midair!!!  So I gave him a 3 second burst and that took care of him…
But you wouldn't believe it when I say I almost bought the farm, because his tail section came off and but the grace of 'Invincible mode' managed to escape certain death...
I couldn't believe it but one of the buggers even managed to bail out…
I saw one chute anyway…
I didn't go after him figured his mates would take care of him for bombing their dinner.

Besides I was starting to attract attention from the AAA's.  It took me a while to spot the little buggers hidden in the jungle but I knew they had a death wish once they started to fire at me…
Anyway with a couple of passes made them disappear along with a couple of monkeys… Poor little monkeys!!!

Anyway I then went back to see if big Yanni was all right…
But when I saw the Yank PT boat take off without big Yanni I knew I had to do something…

I knew the CO would probably kill me, if the Jap's and the landing didn't, but figured I could drop down and pick big Yanni up…
One of those spur of the moment things…

I had second thoughts a few times what a challenge…
One of the hardest landing I've had to do in a while.
I wasn't sure about the sand so did a couple of touch and goes then dropped it in.
What a landing I recon there's a few bald monkeys running around after that one…
Just skimmed the trees and dodged the other coconut tree's on the left after touching down and boy did the end of the ocean start to come up quickly.
I thought for a moment I was going to end up in the drink so I slammed on the breaks and did a 'pearlier' of a landing.
Keep in mind I had the sun in my eye's the whole time.
After touch down I keep the engines running didn't want to risk getting caught by the Jap's. Anyway managed to picked up big Yanni and Rosco.

Typical big Yanni though as cool as a cucumber ask's where's the bloody beer?
The crazy bastard was cooking his tucker on the camp fire. Said he knew I'd becoming and decided to cook lunch, had to laugh though that smile of his said it all.
It was Rosco who bailed out dumb bastard and big Yanni figured if he bailed out he could bloody well swim back if he wanted to have a cold one back at base.
It was Rosco who told the Yank's to go home and that I'd be crazy enough to land and that I'd pick'em up.
They said typical 'mad ozzies' and left!
We had to wait awhile for Rosco to swim back to shore. Mind you the reef shark helped a bit and I think Rosco now holds the unofficial 300 meter freestyle.

Oh mate you would believe it but was I in luck… one of the fishing guys had a camera and typical Yanni sold the bloody aircraft as scrap in exchange for his Fuji camera.
Yanni managed to take some great photo's of the landing and the whole mission…
said he wanted to show the boy's at base what a shit house pilot I am...

Oh but if the landing was short… Mate the take off was even shorter…
big Yanni wanted to do the take off but I said no way sit down and shut up.
He just laughed….
I was having a few quite moments with the big feller up stairs if you know what I mean and knew if I fucked up big Yanni would kill me if the Jap's didn't get their hands on me first…
…anyway applied break, full throttle and throw out 10 degree flap and then let go...
Mate I had the gear and flaps up just as I crossed to shore line. What a beauty…
Oh you wouldn't believe it but saw another Jap ship on the way home but figured what the hell…
I'd leave it till tomorrow besides big Yanni was getting thirsty and you know what he's like when he hasn't had his beer…
mate he's worse than the Jap's I can tell you…
Anyway after landing back at base I was getting plastered and stoned as usual in the officer's club when in walks the CO…
I thought I was history…
He started to loose it big time I can tell uha…
I thought he was going to blow a gasket…
He said you never land behind enemy lines and risk a good aircraft…screaming at me.
(I reckoned he was mad at the Jap's for not killing me before he had the chance)

Anyway to cut a long story short after a huge balling out he said I'm bloody 'Mad'!!!
Well you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out!

Then the CO just burst out laughing Yanni couldn't keep a straight face either and place went up in a up roar…
He laughed so much he fell of his bar stall I didn't know it, but the CO was an old drinking buddy of big Yanni.
So you wont believe this but the CO's put me up for the VC and said he'll put in a recommendation for me to be promoted to the rank of Major…

Can you believe it…
So it will be Major Matski von Scan now mate…
(Russia come German immigrant and Aussie what can I say… Only Joking my dear)

This was an excerpt from the War Diaries of Major Matski von Scan 
For more adventures from Major Matski von Scan and the boy's stay tuned…


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